Samsung Galaxy A51 5G launched – Samsung’s cheapest 5G Phone

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G launched price specs availability

After the Galaxy S20 lineup, Samsung is now strengthening its mid-range offerings. Among the company’s latest offerings in this price segment is the newly announced Samsung Galaxy A51 5G which will be available later this summer.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Overview

Samsung Galaxy A51 is the company’s take on affordable 5G smartphones. It comes with a few upgrades to the specs of the regular Galaxy A51. You can also compare it with the new Samsung Galaxy A71 5G which comes with a similar set of features that includes the 5G connectivity options.

Design and Display

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G comes with a 6.5-inch Infinity-O display. The screen is slightly smaller than that of Galaxy A71 5G, but still based on Super AMOLED technology. It retains the circular punch-hole cut out on the top center of the screen.

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The back panel flaunts the new Prism cube design but the color option on this one varies from the A71 5G – Black, White, Blue. The back panel houses the rectangular camera module which we have been seeing in recent Samsung devices. Since the fingerprint sensor has been integrated inside the display, there is nothing else on the back expect for the Samsung logo.

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Performance and Memory

Everything leads to the inclusion of Exynos 980 in the new Samsung Galaxy A51 5G. Unlike the Exynos 9611, this one comes with an integrated 5G modem. Performance-wise, it is expected to go head to head with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G which is popular in the price segment. But we will have to wait and see if Exynos 980 is actually a challenger to 765G.

In the memory front, users can choose between 6 or 8GB of RAM. The 128GB internal storage, too, remains the same with an option to expand it up to 1TB via MicroSD card slot.

Camera

A51 5G borrows the same camera setup as that of the regular A51. It comes with a 48MP primary sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. It is accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro sensor. On the front, Samsung has included a 32MP sensor for your selfie needs.

Battery and others

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G comes with a massive 4,500 mAh battery which is an upgrade from the 4,000mAh battery in the regular A51. It supports 15W Adaptive Fast Charge. A71 5G comes with the same battery size but with a slightly better 25W fast charge. The device will ship with Samsung’s One UI 2.0. The device is protected by Samsung Knox and will come loaded with other services like Samsung Pay, Bixby and Samsung Health.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Specifications

  • Body: 73.6 x 158.9 x 8.7mm ; 187gm
  • Display: 6.5-inches “Infinity-O” Super AMOLED
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ (1080 x  2400pixels);
  • Chipset: Exynos 980 (not confirmed)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz & 6×1.8 GHz )
  • RAM: 6 / 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB (expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card)
  • Software & UI: Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI 2.0 on top
  • Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
    – 48 MP, f/2.0 primary shooter
    – 5MP, f/2.4 macro lens
    – 12MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide lens
    – 5MP, f/2.2 depth sensor
    – Single LED flash
  • Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.2 aperture
  • Security: Optical Fingerprint-Scanner (under-display)
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Battery: 4500 mAh with 15W Adaptive Fast Charge

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Price and Availability

Samsung A51 5G will first be available in the US in the Summer with an expected price of around $500 for the 8/128GB variant. It is a cheaper alternative to Samsung A71 5G and will face competition from phones like ZTE Axon 11, Mi Note 10 lite, TCL 10 5G, and Nokia 8.3 5G in the international market. We are skeptical if the Galaxy A51 5G arrives in Nepal. If it does, it should be available for the price of Rs. 50 – Rs. 55,000.

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Model Name Expected Price Availability
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (8/128GB) $500 (~Rs. 63,000 in Nepal) US (Summer 2020)

Check out our Galaxy A51 impressions